Ladies of The Canyon Launch Sophomore Release, Diamond Heart, With Extensive Touring Schedule! September 18 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
LADIES OF THE CANYON LAUNCH SOPHOMORE RELEASE, DIAMOND HEART, WITH EXTENSIVE TOURING SCHEDULE
DATES INCLUDE OPENING SLOTS FOR SERENA RYDER AND TIM HICKS PLUS A SERIES OF HEADLINING SHOWS
Warner Music Canada recording artists Ladies of the Canyon have announced an extensive touring schedule beginning tomorrow, ahead of the release of the band’s sophomore album Diamond Heart on Tuesday (September 24).
Ladies of the Canyon will headline a series of dates, starting at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ont. tomorrow, and including a show at the Horseshoe in Toronto this Saturday night, as well as a homecoming performance at Cabaret Mile End in Montreal on October 8. The band will also play at the Halifax Pop Explosion festival on October 22.
Ladies of the Canyon will join country star Tim Hicks for an eight-date run starting October 24 in London, Ont. As well, the band will open for Serena Ryder on October 9 in Chatham, Ont., November 22 in Thunder Bay, Ont., and December 17 in St. Catharines, Ont.
Over the past two years, Ladies of the Canyon (bassist Anna Ruddick, lead guitarist/singer Maia Davies, guitarist/singer Jasmine Bleile and drummer Tara Martin) have quietly gotten louder. Meeting producer Mark Howard (The Tragically Hip, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt) in May 2012 was the beginning of the redefinition of their sound – a darker, inevitably louder style – and what would eventually become Diamond Heart.
*=opening for Tim Hicks
**=opening for Serena Ryder
SEPTEMBER 19 HAMILTON, ON This Ain’t Hollywood
SEPTEMBER 20 MARKHAM, ON The Attic
SEPTEMBER 21 TORONTO Horseshoe
SEPTEMBER 25 WATERLOO, ON Maxwells
SEPTEMBER 26 KINGSTON, ON Mansion
SEPTEMBER 28 GUELPH, ON Jimmy Jazz
OCTOBER 8 MONTREAL Cabaret Mile End
OCTOBER 9 CHATHAM, ON Capitol Theatre**
OCTOBER 22 HALIFAX The Carleton
OCTOBER 24 LONDON, ON Western University*
OCTOBER 25 BARRIE, ON The Ranch*
OCTOBER 26 CHATHAM, ON Encore’s*
NOVEMBER 1 PETERBOROUGH, ON The Venue*
NOVEMBER 2 LONDON, ON Norma Jean’s*
NOVEMBER 8 MONCTON, NB iRock*
NOVEMBER 9 FREDERICTON, NB iRock*
NOVEMBER 22 THUNDER BAY, ON Community Auditorium**
NOVEMBER 29 HAMILTON Studio Theatre*
DECEMBER 17 ST. CATHARINES, ON Brock Centre**
Early praise for Diamond Heart:
"The album is a refreshing Pacific Coast country-rock breeze, blowing gorgeous harmonies and melodies across the beaches and valleys of the California landscape."
– The Calgary Herald
“This Montreal four-piece has created a shimmering homage to mid- 70s Southern California pop."
- The Toronto Star
“The four women who make up the country-folk-rock outfit have beefed up their sound on Diamond Heart with fuller harmonies and more electric guitar, enhancements that are sure to energize their live show.” - Ottawa Citizen